Chrism Mass

Jan 13, 2017

chrism-mass-oilMark your calendars. Our annual Chrism Mass will be held on April 11 at 10:30 am at Memorial Drive in Houston.

We invite you to worship with us on Holy Tuesday. The synod staff will lead the service, giving you the opportunity to engage in worship during Holy Week without having to lead it. The service will include Holy Communion, anointing with oil, and a reaffirmation of vows for rostered leaders.

Please bring your cruet or other vessel. If you do not have one, please contact the synod office by March 28, and we will provide you with one as a gift.

All are welcome!

What is Chrism Mass?

Chrism refers to the biblical practice of anointing with oil. Mass is a very old word for worship. The traditional time for this service is Holy Week. At the service oil will be blessed for use in anointing the sick, confirmation, and commendation of the dying. Bring your cruet of oil to be replenished.